How would you feel if any government could get into your most private information, including your bank account?
The American government recently ordered Apple to create a back door for agents to investigate anyone’s iPhone at-will. This is illegal according to their Constitution. And Apple is unwilling to betray their customers.
Critics accuse Apple of protecting criminals, but can we take such accusations seriously? If a government will break its own chief law—its Constitution, what’s to stop them from snooping in your phone and stealing your banking information?
A growing body of critics point out that the American federal legislature has repeatedly eroded the protections built in to their founding document. Most of the justification for this erosion has been 9/11. But some critics point out that the American government was partly responsible for 9/11.